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Debunking the myths of intermittent fasting

Despite the mounting evidence supporting the use of intermittent fasting as a safe and effective weight loss intervention, many myths about fasting persist in popular culture. Here, we review some common beliefs about intermittent fasting that are not supported by scientific evidence.

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Correspondence to Krista A. Varady.

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K.A.V. received author fees from Pan MacMillan Publishing for the book, “The Fastest Diet”.

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Varady, K.A., Lin, S., Oddo, V.M. et al. Debunking the myths of intermittent fasting. Nat Rev Endocrinol (2024).

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